THEATER

Review: Hand2Mouth and Portland Playhouse Tackle ‘Left Hand of Darkness’

What do you get when you cross two ambitious theaters, a sci-fi masterpiece, 800 miles of ice, and genderless aliens? Find out at Portland Playhouse thru Jun 9.

05/15/2013 By Aaron Scott

COMEDY

Review: 'Bob’s Burgers Live!'

The star-studded comedy cast of the animated show filled the Crystal with one-liners and witty retorts to Portland’s freakish questions. Portlanders, however, could learn some manners.

05/13/2013 By Robert Ham

THEATER

Review: Lauren Weedman’s ‘The People’s Republic of Portland’

The one-woman adventure through Portland Weird is full of energy and humor, but to what end? At Portland Center Stage thru June 16.

05/08/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Artists Rep’s ‘Ten Chimneys’

A backstage romp through everything that makes theater joyous sets an energetic note for the company’s incoming artistic director. Thru May 26

04/29/2013 By Aaron Scott

CONCERTS

Review: Blind Pilot with the Oregon Symphony

The much loved local indie-folk act charms a packed house with a vibrant symphonic collaboration at the Schnitz.

04/29/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

VIDEO PREMIERE + ALBUM REVIEW

Premiere: Radiation City’s New Music Video

The band’s fabulous new album comes out next month, and we’re delighted to premiere “Foreign Bodies,” shot by Into the Woods in Astoria. The band plays Live Wire! on Saturday.

04/25/2013 By Aaron Scott

CONCERTS

Review: Prince’s Late Show at the Roseland

The Purple One flooded the relatively intimate venue with flirty eyes and funk-heavy jams, backed by his new glamazon band, 3rd Eye Girl.

04/22/2013 By Gino Cerruti

MUSIC

Review: Radiation City's 'Animals in the Median'

This highly polished gem glitters with bossa nova whimsy and a dozen sophisticated pocket-orchestra pop songs.

04/18/2013 By John Chandler

THEATER

Review: PCS’s ‘Clybourne Park’

Portland Center Stage’s production of the Pulitzer-winning play gleefully dives into the taboo topic of race with ferocious wit and suburb acting. Thru May 5

04/15/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Artists Rep’s ‘The Gin Game’

The Pulitzer-winning tragicomedy channels all the woes of a hard life into a game of cards. Don’t take your elderly parents. Thru Apr 28

04/10/2013 By Aaron Scott

DANCE

Review: NW Dance Project’s ‘Spring Performances’

The local company embraces spring (and a good deal of drama) with two world premieres and an old favorite. Through March 30

03/29/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen

BOOKS AND TALKS

Review: 'The Next Scott Nadelson'

The Oregon Book Award–winner reads on March 29 from his memoir that balances humor and the pathos of an agonizingly unmoored life.

03/26/2013 By Corey Fawcett

REVIEW

Review: The Pynnacles

Veteran Portland rockers band together to form a low-key supergroup with a super new album. March 30 at Tonic Lounge.

03/25/2013 By John Chandler

BOOKS

Review: Monica Drake's 'The Stud Book'

Monica Drake’s second novel fearlessly takes on the subject of parenthood.

03/22/2013 By Emily Chenoweth

CLASSICAL

Review: Portland Opera’s "Rinaldo"

The whimsical new production feels like Terry Gilliam got hold of Handel’s masterpiece to create "The Adventures of Rinaldo Munchausen," starring Prince. Thru March 23

03/17/2013 By Aaron Scott

VISUAL ARTS

Review: Chris Fraser's "In Passing" at Disjecta

Fraser's light installation is a interactive playground of color and shadow that's sheer joy for all ages. See it before it closes Sunday.

03/06/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Profile’s “Blood Knot”

Profile’s production of the incendiary play bristles with energy and powerful performances. Thru Mar 17.

03/05/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: PCS's "The Whipping Man"

Portland Center Stage's mighty production draws inspired parallels between the Jewish and African-American experiences of slavery. Thru Mar 23.

03/04/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

THEATER

Review: "War Horse" Touring Broadway Production

The puppets are the true stars in this Tony-winning technical marvel. Thru March 3.

02/27/2013 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Artists Rep's "Red Herring"

This slapstick spy story is really a saccharine love story in disguise. Thru March 17.

02/21/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg